Lorraine Marilynne Paskewitz, age 90 of Mena, AR passed away September 20, 2016. She was born April 16, 1926 in Echo, Minnesota to the late Elmer Chapman and the late Enola Melcher Chapman. She attended grade and high school in Echo, Minnesota, and in 1946 graduated from Waldorf Junior College in Forest City, Iowa.
It is written in Philippians 4:6-7, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Granny’s prayer was answered; today she is in her eternal home with her Heavenly Father.
Granny said on September 20, 2010, “It was such a joy to pray on behalf of my now grown children, grandchildren, and now great-grandchildren. After all, the best investment and the greatest legacy I can leave my family is the gift of my prayers.”
She married Delbert Paskewitz on October 13, 1947 in Echo, Minnesota. She was a housewife and mother, and she loved her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren very much. The family moved from Vesta, Minnesota February 1, 1963. They owned a cattle ranch near Board Camp for a number of years, and then moved to Mena August 1978.
Survivors are her six children. One son, Gary Paskewitz and wife Beckie of Mena; five daughters, Becky Gortemiller and husband Bill of Hatfield, Connie Newbolt and husband Buddy of Mena, Peggy Wright and husband Bob of Spencer, OK, Julie House and husband Stan of Mena, and Ruth Howell and husband Tracy of Mena; twelve grandchildren, Ginger and Troy Lunsford of Mena; Ladonna and Gene Malone of Cabot, AR; Jonathan and Jennifer Wright of Yukon, OK; Elizabeth and Josh Craig of Raleigh, NC; Jennifer and Derek Winchester of Prague, OK; Brandy and Tim Deck of Cabot, AR; Brian and Lori House of Mena, Brad and Brianne House of Mena, Clayton and Jill Newbolt of Mena, Amanda and Ben Epperson of Mena, Evan and Erin Newbolt of Little Rock, AR; Michael and Monica Paskewitz of Melbourne, AR; and
25 great-grandchildren, Trey, Kaylee, Conner, Casey, Cara, Zach, Gavin, Cole, Maddie, Maylee, Brent, Travis, Alida, Wyatt, Collin, Brittney, Ashley, Cassidy, Josi, Landon, Truett, Eli, Cauy, Ryder, and Stradden.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert Paskewitz, her parents, her in-laws, Peter and Martha Paskewitz, a sister and brother-in-law, Anola and Don Anderson, a sister-in-law, Terry Chapman, sons-in-law Charles McCully and Lloyd Self, and one grandson, Jeremy Newbolt.
A memorial service will be held Friday, September 23, 2016 at 2:00 pm at the Beasley Wood Chapel with burial being held in the Nunley Cemetery under the direction of Beasley Wood Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to any local church.
Pallbearers are her grandsons and honorary pallbearers were her sons-in-law and great-grandsons.